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Tuesday 01 September 2015

 Body Positive to shut Wellington office
Posted in: HIV, New Zealand Daily News  31st August 2015
Just two years after it opened, Body Positive's Wellington office is to be shut down as the organisation faces a financial shortfall of $75,000.

 Q&A with Aussie's King of Cabaret
Posted in: Performance  31st August 2015
Australia’s King of Cabaret Paul Capsis is winging his way to Auckland this week for two shows. He tells about his shows, his music idols, and offers some advice for young gay performers.

 GaySkiWeekQT: Day 3 - On the slopes
Posted in: Our Communities  31st August 2015
Noon: Fast and fun, Cardrona is giving two gay guys a great time... Aaron's getting more confident and trying a few jumps...

 Gala dinner raises thousands for NZ Falcons
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Events  30th August 2015
Rugby fans and celebrities including Sir Graham Henry turned out for the NZ Falcons Gala Dinner in Ellerslie, to raise funds for the Falcons to head to the Bingham Cup in Nashville.

 Outgames Update, August 30, 2015
Posted in: Our Communities, Out Games News  30th August 2015
It's been a while since we were able to talk with those working to revive the Asia Pacific Outgames which is still penciled in for Auckland in February. But progress is being made...

 Ontario's sex education wars
Posted in: Comment  30th August 2015
When it comes to what we may encounter further down the LGBT legislative reform, Canada is usually a fairly good indication on most fronts. So, what is the situation with Ontario's new comprehensive sexuality education programme?

 GaySkiWeekQT: Days 1&2 - Recovery and foam
Posted in: Our Communities  29th August 2015
Update: A warm, wet night in cold, wintery Queenstown as the foam machines and music pump up the party atmoshpere...

 Then there were two: the dual Gay Ski Weeks
Posted in: Events  28th August 2015
This weekend not one, but two, Gay Ski Weeks will begin in Queenstown, running separately but in parallel, with several clashes of similar events. How did this come about?

 Bringing Freda Du Faur to the big screen
Posted in: Movies  26th August 2015
Wellington filmmaker Anita Ross is embarking on a quest to make a movie about Freda Du Faur, a pioneering lesbian mountaineer who was the first woman to climb Aoraki / Mt Cook in 1910.

 Legacy Project: Submissions open for year three
Posted in: Performance  26th August 2015
The creators of the successful Legacy Project are looking for a fresh bunch of voices for the third year of the theatre initiative, which brings lgbt New Zealand stories to the stage.

 Yana Alana’s queer, bare cabaret
Posted in: Performance  24th August 2015
Yana Alana, the alter-ego of Australian cabaret artist Sarah Ward, will perform at the Auckland International Cabaret Season next week. We find out more about the performer and her titillating show

 Shelley Howard: on 'coming out'
Posted in: Our Communities  23rd August 2015
"There really is a lot more open support and acceptance out there. But coming out to the people closest to us remains problematic."

 Michael Stevens: Two years on
Posted in: Our Communities  22nd August 2015
"I’d suggest that, with a few exceptions, our battles don’t lie so much in the areas of formal rights, like the right to get married, but in changing social attitudes," writes Michael Stevens.

 Trailer: Carol
Posted in: Movies  21st August 2015
The trailer has been released for Carol, a film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara which is based on Patricia Highsmith's classic 1952 lesbian novel The Price of Salt.

 Scotland and the (Dis) United Kingdom
Posted in: Comment  21st August 2015
It may be a 'sleeper' international news item, but according to BBC News, the issue of Scottish independence from the United Kingdom is once again back on the front burner. How has Scotland's distinctive identity affected its LGBT inhabitants?